10/31/16 Colloquium Series - Phil Stafford: “The Global Movement for Age-Friendly Communities”
From David Price
This working paper will appear as a chapter in the fourth edition of the Cultural Context of Aging, Jay Sokolovsky, ed. Stafford provides an overview of the growing age-friendly community movement and places it within a new paradigm for thinking about aging as a non-medical phenomenon. He argues that aging is not about time and the body but about place and relationships. Discussing the implications of a medical model of aging, Stafford suggests that the sharing economy presents, for older people, a way out of the difficulties presented by capitalism and a monetary economy.